This dog’s pads burned off while on walk in summer heat
The most common warning you hear about pets in the summer is to not lock them in a car on a hot day. Another thing to watch for is whether the pavement they are walking on is too hot for their paws.
A Washington state veterinary hospital says the dog’s injuries were so severe that it exposed raw muscle.
The Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital posted photos on Facebook showing the burns a dog named Olaf received while walking on a hiking trail with his owner.
“Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn’t whining or limping! He is one tough cookie (and exceptionally sweet cookie),” the hospital wrote.
The hospital used the moment as a reminder to test the pavement before you walk your dog, especially during the warmer months.
“A good rule of thumb is if the pavement is too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dogs’ pads,” the hospital said.